In 2004 North Texas Surveying, LLC. was established by Michael B. Arthur. For seven years NTS has been serving Collin County and the surrounding areas. Due to customer service and concentration on true and correct surveying practices, North Texas Surveying has grown from a two man company to its present 10 person staff. Prior to this, Mr. Arthur's family, starting with his father, Linwood L. Arthur has been surveying in and around Denton County since 1971.

We provide surveying services for the following Collin County, TX cities:

Princeton, Allen, Anna, Blue Ridge, Carrollton, Celina, Parker, Copeville, Dallas, Fairview, Farmersville, Frisco, Royse City, Garland, Sachse, Josephine, Saint Paul, Lavon, Van Alstyne, Lowry Crossing, Lucas, McKinney, Melissa, Murphy, Nevada, New Hope, Plano, Prosper, Richardson, Sachse, Saint Paul, Van Alstyne, Weston, Wylie


Michael B. Arthur, R.P.L.S. - Owner, 28 years experience


Registered Professional Land Surveyor - State of Texas No. 5686

Professional Affiliations

  • Texas Society of Professional Surveyors - Member
  • National Society of Professional Surveyors - Member
  • Texas Department of Transportation Pre-certified

Professional Experience

With 28 years of experience, Mr. Arthur has provided survey services to a variety of clients throughout Texas. Serving as project manager on many of these projects, Mr. Arthur's duties have incorporated all aspects of project management from research to completion, as well as the coordination of field and office staff. He is proficient in boundary and route surveys, lot calculations and zoning, construction surveys, construction layout, establishing horizontal and vertical control, and preparation of final plats.

Relevant experience:

A large number of legal descriptions and the exhibits for: ROW Dedications, Easement Documents and Abandonments for Various Cities such as:

  • The City of Princeton
  • The City of McKinney
  • The City of Melissa
  • The City of Anna
  • The City of Dallas
  • The City of Lavon
  • The City of Wylie
  • The City of Frisco
  • The City of Denton
  • The City of Flower Mound
  • City of Denton Loop 288 Right-of-Way mapping
  • Various Plats in McKinney, Texas
  • University of Texas at Dallas Renovation Design Topographic Survey
  • El Centro Renovation Design Topographic Survey
  • Veterans Land Board Boundary and Design Topographic Survey
  • Woodrow Wilson High School Renovation Design Topographic Survey
  • Several United States Post Office Boundary and Topographic Surveys
  • Complete Topographic Design Survey at Dealy Plaza
  • 300 Acre Boundary Topographic Survey South of Bloomdale Road
  • Angelo State Topographic Survey

Chad Holcomb - Survey Manager / Senior Technician

Mr. Holcomb has over 12 years of experience in all facets of surveying including survey project management and technical analysis. He has supervised project activities for multi-crew survey operations and manages work schedules for multiple projects and coordinated workloads to meet projected deadlines. Mr. Holcomb's greatest talents include: the manipulation of AutoCAD with coordinate geometry. He also has prepared a wide range of topographic, right-of-way, boundary and design surveys. Mr. Holcomb has the remarkable ability to: synthesize complex and diverse information, collect and research data, use intuition and experience to complement data, design work flows and procedures.

Relevant project experience includes:

  • Topographic Surveys of USPS Post Offices, 2005
  • Mesquite to Forney 7 mile Pipeline Project, 2005
  • Melissa Sanitary Sewer: Boundary, 2006,Topo and Easement Exhibits
  • Drainage Easements on Lake 2B, September, 2007, PO #272487
  • R.O.W Dedications on St. Gabriel Way, 2007, PO# 270324
  • Corner Clip Exhibits along McDonald Street, 2007, PO #272662
  • Hickox Road R.O.W Acquisition for the City of Rowlett, 2008
  • Panther Creek Improvement Project for the City of Frisco, 2008
  • Utility Easement on Main Street, 2008, Allen, TX
  • R.O.W Dedication on Shiloh Road, 2008, Garland, TX
  • Drainage Easements on FM 1138, 2008, Royse City, TX
  • Access Easement on 190 & Jupiter, 2008, Plano, TX
  • Renovation Project on Dealey Plaza for the City of Dallas, 2008
  • City of Anna Street Project, 2008
  • Topographic Survey of 9 FWISD Schools, 2007
  • Boundary and Plat of Bark Hotel/4 Seasons RV Park, 2008
  • Topographic Survey of ASU, San Angelo, TX, 2009
  • Farmersville Roadway Project, 2008

Michael L. Swanson-Field Coordinator-Senior Crew Chief / Technician

Mr. Swanson has 15 years of surveying experience. Some of his strengths include training survey crews and the use of data collectors. Both in collection of data and in construction stakeout, he is one step ahead of many other party chiefs. He has extensive experience in survey and crew management and possesses strong "hands on" capabilities with advanced surveying equipment.

He has a thorough knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of ALTA surveys, topographic surveys, boundary surveys, legal descriptions and easement preparation, together with superb problem solving skills related to land surveying activities.

Relevant project experience includes:

  • Boundary/Topo Collin County USPS Stations, 2005
  • Topographic Survey of Dealey Plaza, 2007
  • Veterans Land Board Projects-Topographic Survey, 2007
  • Drainage Easements on Firewheel Prkwy, Garland, TX, 2005
  • Drainage Easements on FM 544, Plano, TX, 2005
  • Drainage Easements on Lake 5A, November, 2005, PO # DR 5089
  • R.O.W Dedication along St. Gabriel Way, 2006, PO #270324

Drainage Easements on Lake 1A, February, 2006, PO # DR 5090

  • Corner Clip Dedications at Intersections along McDonald St., 2007, PO #272662
  • Alta Survey of the Collin County Courthouse, 2008
  • Topographic Survey on Lake 3C, February, 2009, PO #291489
  • Topographic Survey of Angelo University, 2008
  • Topographic Survey of Athlos (McKinney) Sports Complex, 2009